Jeep Wrangler Superchips Flashpaq F5 Programmer (2012-2014 JK) Review & Install

Jeep Wrangler Superchips Flashpaq F5 Programmer (2012-2014 JK) Review & Install

The Superchips Flashpaq F5 Programmer is for
those of you that have a 2012 to 2014 JK that are looking to not only calibrate your Jeep
for some aftermarket modifications that you made, but also have the ability to tune the
Jeep for some additional power. This is going to give you both of those things. If you’re just looking to calibrate, you can
step down to the Flashcal. That’s gonna save you a little bit of money. It’s still from Superchips, but if you want
that tunability, you’re gonna want to go with the Flashpaq, which is what we have here today. Now, you’ll notice that this is for a fairly
narrow year range, 2012 to 2014. There are a couple of different versions of
this for different years of your JK, so make sure you get the right one for your Jeep. This is gonna be something that is very easy
to use, definitely a one out of three wrench installation. In fact, you really just plug it in, flash
the computer, and then set this aside in your center console or in your glove box until
the next time you’re ready to use it. Not a whole lot of installation to do at all
with this item. Now, this is Superchips’ new piece of hardware,
so this is the F5. This has a larger, higher definition screen,
a color screen. This is going to be a very easy item to use,
especially when you compare it to some of the other options out there that use maybe
DIP switches for calibration. This is going to give you a lot more functionality
and a lot more ease of use, so while it might be a little bit more expensive, in my opinion,
it is well worth it. So, I do want to talk a little bit about this
new piece of hardware. I say new, it’s been out for a little while
now, but compared to the old Superchips hardware, this is a huge step up. This has a really nice feel in your hand,
feels very sturdy. When you do throw it in your center console
or in your glove box, gets bounced around on the trails, you know that next time you
pull it out, it’s gonna continue to work for you, and maybe most importantly, it’s a nice,
large color high-definition screen that makes this very, very easy to use. You have a very limited number of buttons,
but it’s just enough to get you through your menus. Again, all about ease of use, so the hardware
is something that I really, really like. Now, the functionality, that’s gonna be great
as well. Again, this is the Flashpaq, so this is going
to have the calibration and also the tuning. So, if you do want to run a higher-octane
fuel in your Jeep, you can squeeze a little bit more power out of it by tuning it for
a 93 or a 91 octane. There are also going to be a couple other
tunes, specifically one for off-roading that’s going to give you a little bit better crawling. That’s going to take a little bit of the throttle
response out so you’re not bouncing around on the trail quite as much when you’re hitting
those really rough trails. Now, this is going to have all those tunes
and also the calibration. The calibration’s a little bit more of what
we’re used to with that Flashcal, so if you’re running up to a 42 inch tire, you can adjust
your speedometer and your odometer for that. If you’ve changed your gears, you can adjust
your Jeep for that. But you can also adjust a lot of other things,
so how long your lights stay on after you close the doors, does the horn chirp when
you lock or unlock the Jeep. You can change some different things with
your TPMS sensors. You can also change a few settings with your
fans and your cooling. You can change a couple of different options
with your lockers if you have a Rubicon. So, you’re gonna have a ton of functionality
built into this thing for calibrating your Jeep, as well as for tuning for power. Now, I’ll have a member of the install team
show you how you use this tuner. o get started with your new tuner, first we’re
gonna plug the device into the OBD2 port. This is located under the dash. Once we plug it in, the tuner’s gonna power
up. So, now that the device is powered up, we’re
gonna go through and show you some of the menu options, tunes, and adjustable parameters
on your device. To begin, we’re gonna press okay. So, one of the nice features of this device,
it does come with tunes pre-loaded. You have a towing, crawling, and high-performance
tune. So if we go in to select one of those, go
ahead and turn our key to the on position, and we’re gonna press okay. So, if you wanted to, you could go into some
quick options where you could go in to actually tune the vehicle. So, what the device is gonna do is it’s actually
gonna download your vehicle’s stock tune. It’s gonna store it in the device, then it’ll
upload whatever tune. So, if you’re crawling or if you’re towing
something, or if you’re just looking for a little more horsepower, you can upload those
files to the actual vehicle. This is gonna clear any trouble codes or check
engine lights you have. So, along with being able to tune the vehicle,
we also have some quick options. Now, if you have a Rubicon model and you’re
looking to lock your axles, there’s an option for that. You also have engine idle adjustability if
you’re winching and you want to raise the idle some. You can account for tire size changes so you
can factor that into your speedometer, as well as gear ratio changes. You also have some other features, such as
transfer case low ratio, lamp delay, running lights, accessory delay, lane change, lamp
flash, horn chirp. You can adjust your tire pressure, as well
as your TPMS for off-roading. If you put other tires on and you’re airing
down, you can get those lights to shut off, so there are some features for that. You can also scan your vehicle, check any
trouble codes or check engine lights that you would have. You can clear them, as well. So, that just about covers all of our menu
options and features with this tuner. For more videos like this, check out more
at This Flashpaq does come in at $500, which
is going to be a little bit more than some of the other options that are gonna be out
there for you, but when you consider all of the functionality that you get out of this,
and that the hardware is very rugged, very durable, and very easy to use, I do think
that this is worth the extra cost. So, if you’re looking for a way to not only
calibrate your Jeep for some aftermarket additions, but also tune for a little bit more power,
I would definitely recommend taking a look at the Superchips Flashpaq Programmer that
you can find right here at

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  2. I bought this for my 12 jk. Wow, what a huge difference in performance! It woke up my whole jeep, boosted fuel economy and huge gains. In my humble opinion, the single best upgrade you can do for your jeep. Everyone should get one, you won't be disappointed!!!

  3. Question, So my dad has a 2012 jk rubicon and I have a 2014 jk rubicon, he bought this for his jeep, but says he no longer needs it anymore, is there a way for him to reset his settings on his Jeep? and will I be able to use it on my jeep ?

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